Sunday, October 17, 2010


Earlier in the summer I was thrilled to find some fixer-upper Napoleon chairs and painted them in the grey color I've always wanted. Truth be told, the Napoleon chairs look awesome especially paired with Anne Quinn Furniture's San Montego round pedestal dining table featured below, but they are not at all comfortable. Lesson learnt is that always try to buy the dining set at the same time, or buy the table first and then chairs that fit the height and size of the major piece.

That said, I had to part with those Napoleon chairs and my hunt for new dining chairs continues.

It all started with this San Montego dining table that will go in our kitchen dining nook. Don't get me wrong, I wasn't trying to limit my choices by buying the table first, it is because I know I wouldn't be able to find another custom made solid mahogany dining table at the quality and price Anne Quinn Furniture offers. Therefore, at the end of the day it's still worth all the hassle and dazzle.
(Picture courtesy of Anne Quinn Furniture)

Choice #1: Anne Quinn Furniture's Martini Dining Chair
Lush, comfortable and stylish, this chair would be perfect for any dining table. The tufted button details, barrel back, aged bronze nail heads, and solid mahogany frame all add plus points to this well-made cozy chair. The only downside is that since every piece is custom made, I will need to wait until January 2011 to get them. I wish I didn't waste my time on those fixer-uppers and order from Anne Quinn a few months ago --- I would have been sipping my morning tea on it right now (sniff). I heard Anne Quinn has been stocking up some popular items going forward, so there is light at the end of the tunnel for those impatient shoppers like me that will be able to pick up their custom furniture whenever we want. (Picture courtesy of Anne Quinn Furniture)

Here's what the kitchen dining set would look like with Martini chairs.
(Source: Decorpad)

Choice #2: Sunpan's Hollywood Vintage Cream Leather Dining Chair
Comfortable, clean-lined with a dash of Hollywood shimmer, this chair fits my desire to introduce some modern and airy elements into the kitchen.
Here's a similar pairing of round table with modern dining chairs.
(Source: Decorpad)

Choice #3: Hollywood Regency Faux Bamboo Chippendale Chair
This chair belongs in my wildest dream: I would design my entire kitchen around it! But that boat has sailed after our recent kitchen makeover, so perhaps it's the best that it continues to live in my fantasy.

Love, love the painted chair and color punches!
(Source: Decorpad)
Choice #4: Flare Barrel Back Dining Chair
At the risk of repeating myself, this chair looks similar to Choice #1 except for the flare shoulder detail. The nice thing about this one is that it accentuates a round table by hugging the curves. And this is what the dining set would turn out with this chair.
(Source: Decorpad)
So, which one shall I choose? With overseas guests arriving this coming weekend, if you know how much of an organized freak I am, you would know I will be making a call soon. Stay tune for the reveal...

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